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Sergey Pumps Linux at Linux World

The Google and Linux love affair continues.

   
6:26 pm on Aug 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Couple articles on Linux world where Sergey Brin gave the 'keynote' address.

Wired [wired.com]
InfoWorld [staging.infoworld.com]
ComputerWorld.com.au [computerworld.com.au]
IT-Director [it-director.com]

Rather interesting considering Microsoft recently called Google a competitor [webmasterworld.com].

6:30 pm on Aug 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Could their use of Linux be why Microsoft views them as such a Competitor? I dont see MSN and Google as such since one is a portal and the other is a search engine. If I want news I might go to MSN if I want to search I might go to Google. If I want news I dont go to Google I go to the news sites. Just like I dont go to the news sites for searches. I think thair may be more at play here than we realize!
11:01 pm on Aug 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In the Yusuf Mehdi's article, (Corporate Vice President of MSN), the rationale for describing MSN as a competitor was that they were very much a portal - in that they offer such things as maps, financial info, stock quotes, phone lookups... and news.

Running Linux is not an issue for him.

[microsoft.com...]

11:22 pm on Aug 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Strangely, Yusuf also compared 'the internet' to Las Vegas!
7:12 am on Aug 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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From a Redmond point of view, anyone who uses Linux is a competitor.
3:00 pm on Aug 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That means that they should view themselves as competittors too:

Remember We Have the Way out ;-)

 

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